People, in my experience, tend to find it hard to get their head around many “big data” concepts. It’s only when they attempt to implement initiatives, and are frustrated by the basics, that they start to “get it”. One of the most basic things that people seem to misunderstand is the challenge of moving data […]
Google has just release performance data for its Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) custom machine learning chips. TPUs are 15-20x faster than GPUs and CPUs when running deep learning applications 30-80x more power efficient (operations per Watt) frugal in terms of lines of code required to control them (their deep learning applications are implemented using 100-1500 […]
Matt Turck has published the 2017 edition of his annual review of the big data landscape. It include an infographic showing the key players in various sub-fields. This year’s main finding was that Big Data provides the pipes, and AI provides the smarts.
Leo Laporte and guests discuss social media profiling in the latest TWiT podcast. They describe credit ratings in China that are formed not just from financial data, but also social networking activities. According to the podcast these scores have already been used deny train travel to 7m people. As Laporte says, “It’s out of Black […]
I thought the CIA’s “best practices” for coding malware were interesting. It’s basically a list of things you have to consider when dealing with a sophisticated attacker. Basic audit features aren’t enough if your data and systems present an attractive target.